When you're visiting a city for the first time, there's nothing better than getting tips from a local beyond the usual guide book suggestions!
We asked media adviser, Tessa Anderssen for her insider scoop on Phnom Penh and she delivered, pulling out some of the city's gems that we might have otherwise missed.
Romdeng – This training restaurant, run by NGO Friends International, is housed in a beautiful villa where diners can eat inside or in the garden. The menu includes some scary local delicacies including tarantulas.
Laneway 308 – A number of small bars and restaurants are clustered in this hidden laneway – including Meat & Drink and Red Bar – and each has its own unique look and feel.
The Royal Palace – The Royal Palace is one of the few green spaces in the city and boasts beautiful traditional architecture.
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Udong Mountain – Hire a taxi for the day or catch a bus leaving from Central Market, bring your walking shoes and explore hilltop temples for great views of the countryside.
Insider Info – Join the expats in Wat Botum Park – overlooking the Royal Palace – Wednesday and Friday morning at 6.30am for 30 minutes of high-intensity training with MetaFit. Expect stares from the locals.